Monday, February 29, 2016

Easter Treats: Russell Stover Cookie Dough Egg



Of the entire Russell Stover line, I believe I most enjoy the Cookie Dough Egg. It tastes exactly like raw cookie dough, and even better, the consistency is an exact replica, as well. This is a little like taking a spoonful of Pillsbury cookie dough and dipping it in a coating of milk chocolate. Two decadent and delicious (and very sugary sweet) bites.

Score: 4

Note: this is a re-post of a previous review of the Russell Stover Cookie Dough Egg from April 2, 2015, but with improved photos.


Russell Stover Varieties:
Russell Stover Apple Pie in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Birthday Cake in Milk Chocolate 
Russell Stover Caramel Apple in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Carrot Cake in White Chocolate

Russell Stover Chocolate Wedding Cake in White Chocolate
Russell Stover Coconut Cream in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Cookie Dough in Milk Chocolate 
Russell Stover Lemon Cake in Dark Chocolate 

Russell Stover Maple Cream in Dark Chocolate 
Russell Stover Orange Marshmallow in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Orange Cream in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover (Extra Crunchy) Peanut Butter in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Pumpkin Pie in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Red Velvet Cake in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Sea Salt Caramel in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Strawberry Creme in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Strawberry Cream in White Chocolate 
Russell Stover Wedding Cake in White Chocolate

Friday, February 26, 2016

Easter Treats: Peeps Limited Edition Blueberry Delight Chicks


Just Born has released four limited edition flavors of marshmallow Peeps this Easter Season--Blueberry Delight, Lemon Delight, Raspberry Delight, and Strawberry Delight, all dipped in Creme Flavored Fudge. Of the four, Blueberry Delight is by far my favorite. The blueberry mixes beautifully with the vanilla notes of the marshmallow and "creme flavored fudge." I was wary, expecting some similarity to yucky Blue Raspberry flavor. These jewel-like blue speckled blue marshmallows, though, with blue colored fudge bases, are really tasty not to mention so lovely to look at.

Score: 4


Peeps Reviews Past:
Flavored Peeps
Blue Raspberry Flavored Marshmallow
Bubble Gum Flavored Marshmallow
Candy Cane Flavored Marshmallow
Candy Cane Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Dark Chocolate  
Cherry Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Dark Chocolate 
Cherry Flavored Marshmallow Drizzled in Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow
Gingerbread Flavored Marshmallow
Hot Cocoa and Cream Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in White Chocolate
Lemonade Flavored Marshmallow
Mint Flavored Marshmallow Covered in Milk Chocolate
Orange Creme Flavored Marshmallow 
Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow 
Raspberry Flavored Marshmallow Covered in Milk Chocolate
Red Velvet Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in White Chocolate
Strawberry Creme Flavored Marshmallow
Strawberry Creme Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Milk Chocolate 
Sugar Cookie Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Milk Chocolate
Vanilla Creme Flavored Marshmallow

Traditional Peeps
Peeps Bunnies
Peeps Chicks (Blue)
Peeps Chicks (Green)
Peeps Christmas Trees
Peeps Easter Eggs
Peeps Ghosts 
Peeps Hearts
Peeps Minions 
Peeps Pumpkins
Peeps Snowmen
Peeps Tombstones

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Alert: Massive Recall of Mars Brand Chocolate Products in 55 Countries


Although the United States is not effected, international readers of obsessivesweets should be alert to a recall of Mars chocolate products throughout 55 countries stemming from plastic found in a Snickers bar in Germany. Mars distributes 29 major brands of chocolate including Snickers, Milky Way, Twix, and m&m's, so this a recall on a mammoth scale.

To learn more about the specific brands recalled in each country via BBC News, click here.

Easter Edition Sweetarts Chick, Ducks & Bunnies



It's already time to usher in Easter candy season! The shelves are overflowing with goodies in pastel colors and bunny shapes and Spring themes and I'm excited to try them all! Let's start with a good one. Since way back, SweeTarts have been a favorite candy. Now we get to consume the classic candy in the shape of bunnies, chicks, and ducks- festive and delicious!

Score: 4

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Trolli Extreme Sour Frost Bites


I like a seasonal candy that doesn't ascribe to a particular holiday, not to mention a one that issues a hearty warning against the season's dangerous elements. Trolli Extreme Sour Frost Bites do the trick nicely, reminding you to enjoy the Winter weather but also not to freeze your hands and toes. Here's the thing: these are simply not extreme in their sourness. They're a pleasantly sour bite, but not nearly "extreme". The blue, purple and white jellybeans with extra candy coating come in four flavors: (Dark Blue) Blue Raspberry, (Purple) Green Apple (confusing), (Light Blue) Sour Watermelon (again, confusing color identity), and (White) Sour Citrus. Refreshing, fruity, and pleasantly sour, these Trolli Frost Bites constitute a good alternative sweet treat during the All-Pink Valentine candy months.

Score: 3

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Gummy Snapshot: Raspberry Licorice Skulls


I am entranced by these Raspberry Licorice Skulls from Sweden! With the perfect consistency of Swedish Fish, the raspberry half is tangy and sweet, the licorice has a nice sense of depth, and the two balance one another out perfectly. Plus the visuals are fantastic. I love a macabre themed sweet.
And who was Bubs? The mystery remains...

Score: 5

Monday, February 15, 2016

Meito Chocolate Doughnut Party Assortment from Japan


This Meito Doughnut Party Chocolate Assortment from Japan is so visually enticing.  The dime-size doughnuts are the cutest concept I've seen around the candy aisle in awhile. I wanted to love them. Sadly, this is simply not good chocolate, and the flavors of cookie, strawberry, custard/flan, chocolate, and banana simply taste artificial and off-putting. I couldn't get past the obligatory one of each. I had high hopes, and congratulate Meito for an ingenious concept, but the final product was sadly lacking.

Score (flavor):1
Score (visuals): 5

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day, Sweet Readers!

Happy Valentine's Day, obsessivesweets readers! 
Enjoy this candy-heavy holiday and eat an extra piece of chocolate for me!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Add to the Wish List: Carrot Cake Hershey's Kisses

image courtesy of theimpulsivebuy.com

Add these Carrot Cake Hershey's Kisses to the wish list stat! I bet they're amazing!! 

Via Theimpulsivebuy.com: read more, click here

Valentine Heart: Russell Stover Strawberry Cream Heart in Milk Chocolate



Unlike the Russell Stover Strawberry Cream Heart in White Pastelle (reviewed here), which constituted a really solid and special Valentine's Day sweet, the Strawberry Cream with Milk Chocolate combo simply isn't of equal appeal. The visuals are obviously not as inkeeping with holiday's palette of pinks, white, and red. Also, whereas the white pastelle supports the mellow strawberry cream flavor, the milk chocolate fights it. They never blend properly.

Score: 2



Russell Stover Varieties:
Russell Stover Apple Pie in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Birthday Cake in Milk Chocolate 
Russell Stover Caramel Apple in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Carrot Cake in White Chocolate

Russell Stover Chocolate Wedding Cake in White Chocolate
Russell Stover Coconut Cream in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Cookie Dough 
Russell Stover Lemon Cake in Dark Chocolate 

Russell Stover Maple Cream in Dark Chocolate 
Russell Stover Orange Marshmallow in Milke Chocolate
Russell Stover Orange Cream in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover (Extra Crunchy) Peanut Butter in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Pumpkin Pie in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Red Velvet Cake in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Seal Salt Caramel in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Strawberry Cream in White Chocolate 
Russell Stover Wedding Cake in White Chocolate


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Decadence from Japan: Karin Blume Orange Mille Feuille Chocolate Bar


Harkening from Japan, the Karin Blume Orange Mille Feuille Chocolate Bar closely resembles a wafer bar. Mille feuille, also called Napoleons, constitute a pastry with intermittent layers of light crumbly buttery pastry and cream. This mille feuille bar takes that brilliant pastry premise and condenses it into a traditional wafer bar construction, alternating layers of such light buttery pastry with zesty orange cream. Offset each bite with a dark chocolate coating, and these have to be some of the tastiest chocolate bars I've ever encountered. Thanks, Mina and Megumi!

Score: 5


Wafer Bars Past:
Bingo Serenata Double (Greece) 
Bocadin Wafer Bar (Mexico)
Johnny Krocker Milk Wafer Bar (Ukraine)
Kit Kat Caramel (United States)
Kit Kat Cheesecake (Japan)
Kit Kat Chunky Mint (England)
Kit Kat Cookies & Cream (United States)
Kit Kat Milk Coffee (Japan)
Kit Kat Muscat of Alexandria (Grape)(Japan) 
Kit Kat Orange (United States)
Kit Kat Royal Milk Tea (Japan)
Mama Mia Wafer Bar (Poland)
Manner Original Neapolitan Wafers (Vienna)
Milka GoFree Chocolate Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Cookie Wafer Bar (United States)
Nestle Nesquik Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Tiki Gold Wafer Bar (Trinidad/ Tobago)
Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Biscuit (Scotland)
Ulker Chocolate Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Ulker Cokonat (Turkey)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sweet Valentine: Russell Stover Strawberries and Cream Heart in White Pastelle


If you're looking to purchase a Valentine's Day sweet that feels special but isn't expensive, this Russell Stover Strawberries and Cream Heart in White Pastelle is just the ticket. It feels vaguely luxe despite the low price-tag. The strawberry cream is a really nice consistency halfway between frosting and marshmallow and the strawberry flavor is mellow. The white pastelle offsets the strawberry well, accenting the vanilla notes and providing a good base for the strawberry. The whole thing is really sweet, and I wish there was less sugar and more emphasis on cream. Overall, though, a really pleasant drugstore sweet for Valentine's Day.

Score: 4 

Russell Stover Varieties:
Russell Stover Apple Pie in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Birthday Cake in Milk Chocolate 
Russell Stover Caramel Apple in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Carrot Cake in White Chocolate

Russell Stover Chocolate Wedding Cake in White Chocolate
Russell Stover Coconut Cream in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Cookie Dough 
Russell Stover Lemon Cake in Dark Chocolate 

Russell Stover Maple Cream in Dark Chocolate 
Russell Stover Orange Marshmallow in Milke Chocolate
Russell Stover Orange Cream in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover (Extra Crunchy) Peanut Butter in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Pumpkin Pie in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Red Velvet Cake in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Seal Salt Caramel in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Wedding Cake in White Chocolate


Friday, February 5, 2016

Turkish Delight: Eti Çikolata (Pistachio) Chocolate Bar


The Eti Çikolata (Pistachio) Chocolate Bar from Turkey proves that a no-frills candy bar is often the best candy bar. Packed with flavorful pistachios, the chunky milk chocolate bar melts instantly in your mouth. Every bite is sumptuous, perfection. These should be more widely available in NYC.

Score: 5

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Gummy Snapshot: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Pizza


 SpongeBob SquarePants Giant Grape Krabby Patties Gummy Candy


SpongeBob SquarePants Giant Krabby Patties Gummy Candy


e.frutti Pizza Gummi Candy


e.frutti Hot Dog Gummi Candy

Monday, February 1, 2016

For Your Valentine: Russell Stover Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cream Heart


I really like the consistency of the coconut cream in the new Russell Stover Coconut Cream Heart. It's super aerated and light, with tiny bits of coconut suspended throughout. The flavor, though, is very subtle. You can tell there's coconut involved, but it's more like a vanilla cream with essence of coconut. I would have preferred something a bit more strident, a cream that declares itself as "Coconuts!" The dark chocolate offsets the sweet cream perfectly. Overall, this is a pleasing Valentine Season treat.

Score: 3


Russell Stover Varieties:
Russell Stover Apple Pie in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Birthday Cake in Milk Chocolate 
Russell Stover Caramel Apple in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Carrot Cake in White Chocolate

Russell Stover Chocolate Wedding Cake in White Chocolate
Russell Stover Cookie Dough 
Russell Stover Lemon Cake in Dark Chocolate 

Russell Stover Maple Cream in Dark Chocolate 
Russell Stover Orange Marshmallow in Milke Chocolate
Russell Stover Orange Cream in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Pumpkin Pie in Milk Chocolate
Russell Stover Red Velvet Cake in Dark Chocolate
Russell Stover Wedding Cake in White Chocolate